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  Josh Savage
Josh Savage

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Salt Lake City

High School:
Hillcrest HS

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 276

Position:
DE

Birthdate:
09/28/1980

Experience:
3VL

UTAH: All-conference senior started on the defensive line his last three years ... team captain ... strong and aggressive ... squats 530 pounds ... selected to 2003 Utah Football Leadership Committee.

2003-First-team all-MWC defensive lineman was Utah's only first-team defensive pick ... started all 12 games (first three at open end and last nine at rush end) ... MWC Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 6) had 7 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 3 pass breakups and 1 sack in Utah's upset over Oregon ... top tackling lineman had 47 total tackles, 7 tackles for loss and 2 sacks ... 9 pass breakups was best on team ... 4 pass breakups against Southern Miss in Liberty Bowl ... career-high 10 tackles vs. New Mexico.

2002-Honorable mention all-conference ... started all 11 games at end ... 29 total tackles ... 6.5 tackles for loss and 6 sacks ... 5 tackles, 1 TFL and 1 pass breakup in great defensive effort vs. Michigan ... 5 tackles and 1 sack vs. BYU ... season-high 6 tackles vs. Air Force.

2001-Including bowl, started 11 games at left end and played in all 12 games ... 36 total tackles, 7 for loss, 4 sacks and 3 pass breakups ... season-high 7 tackles, 1 for loss, and 1 sack against Oregon ... against South Florida had 5 tackles, 2 for loss, and 2 sacks.

2000-Played in nine games ... 8 total tackles ... season-high 4 tackles and 2 quarterback hurries against San Diego State ... 3 tackles, 1 hurry and 1 pass deflection vs. Utah State ... lettered.

1999- Redshirt.

HIGH SCHOOL: Second-team all-state ... Hillcrest High (Utah) team captain ... lettered two years in basketball and football ... 8 sacks as senior ... honor roll.

PERSONAL: Son of Joel and Peggy Savage ... father lettered in football and wrestling at Utah from 1972-74 and was named outstanding offensive lineman ... lived in the South until age six ... exercise and sport science major ... born Sept. 28, 1980 in Ozark, Ala.

YEAR G/GS UT AT TOT TFL SACK
2000 9/0 2 6 8 0 0
2001 11/10 18 18 36 7-29 4-17
2002 11/11 14 15 29 6.5-48 6-46
2003 12/12 18 29 47 7-27 2-16
Totals 43/33 52 68 120 20.5-104 12-79

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